Writing about Art - Icebreaker plus skills assessment
- Dear Art Educators,
Some art teachers like to start the year with a skills assessment
exercise. They have the students draw a house, a person and tree (and
one other thing). Many leave it up to the student to combine these in
a creative way.
Have students do this exercise - don't put any names on the papers at
first (you could assign a number to each student if you wanted some
kind of identification).
Collect the papers - then pass out different students and have them
write about the family/people who live in the house. This idea was
listed in Riverdeep Newsletter
Here is a sample writing Rubric (I haven't investigated it thoroughly
to see if it could be adapted the house assignment)
SAMPLE WRITING RUBRIC:
If anyone tries this idea - let us know how it goes.
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